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Gulf Park Health Center

Services We Offer

Overview of Services

Our staff provides treatment for acute illnesses and mental health management.  We also offer preventative health services, including cholesterol screening, smoking cessation, and vaccinations.

Remember, appointments are encouraged. Our staff will see appointments before walk-in patients. Please be sure that your address, phone number, and e-mail address are current each semester.

We do accept and file insurance for our services. We are only in network with Blue Cross & Blue Shield (this includes State and School Employees).  

We will issue excuse notes for students who miss class or work for appointments or illness based on physician discretion. If you lose or need an additional excuse note there is a $5.00 fee (cash or check only) for duplicates.

Office Visit & Fees

  • Students: $20 per office visit; payable by cash, check or charge to student account
  • Faculty/Staff: $25 per office visit; payable by cash or check only
  • Additional fees for procedures, labs, injections, vaccinations, strep/flu tests, etc.


Flu shots are currently available at the Health Center. Contact the Health Center at 228.214.3300 with any questions related to flu shots.

Two doses of measles-containing vaccine (usually administered as MMR vaccine) are required for all first-time enterers to all Mississippi colleges and universities and must be obtained before the new student will be permitted to receive a class schedule and attend classes.

An immunization form must be completed by your health care provider and you must send back (in a timely manner) to the admissions/registration office. Doing this in advance of registration will simplify the registration process for both students and college officials.

Re-immunization is necessary when:

  • Measles vaccine was administered before 12 months of age and/or before January 1, 1968.
  • Rubella vaccine was administered before 12 months of age and/or before 1969

Rubella and Measles are not required for females who may be pregnant. If pregnancy is suspected, a valid certificate of Medical Exemption from Immunization Requirements for adults is required until pregnancy is resolved.

Measles vaccine is not required for persons born before 01-01-1957.

In addition to the required immunizations listed above, the following shots are recommended, but not required:

  • Hepatitis B (a series of three shots)
  • Meningococcal vaccine (Menomune), especially for freshmen living on campus. 
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) – A booster of Td within the last 10 years

Services Available via Telehealth

  • Acute care and mental health management
  • Preventative health care
  • Pregnancy testing (although we do testing, we can not see pregnant women as patients for any condition)

Student Counseling Services & Mental Health

Stress, depression and anxiety are increasingly prevalent on college campuses. If you or someone you know develops symptoms such as:

  • Problems with eating or sleeping
  • Increased use of alcohol and drugs
  • Problems making decisions
  • Persistently sad, anxious, or empty moods
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Physical symptoms like headache, digestive symptoms and chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Tearfulness

They/you may benefit from seeing our professional counselor.

Counseling is offered to currently enrolled USM students free of charge.

Face-to-face counseling available on Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.* For an appointment, call 228.214.3300. For emergencies after 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, call 601.606.HELP (4357).

*Hours may vary according to academic calendar.

If you believe you have been a victim of sexual assault, we provide sexual assault assistance and abusive relationship referrals. The Sexual Assault Crisis Center can be reached at 601.264.7777.

Contact Us

Gulf Park Health Center
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560 map

Gulf Park Campus

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